Meals and courses

duck and orange recipe

Duck à l’orange with a negroni sauce

One of the few cookery books which has made me laugh out loud is Kay Plunkett-Hogge’s Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl. Plunkett-Hogge (honestly, what a nam...
mother's day breakfasts

Round up of Mother’s Day breakfasts

It’s Mother’s Day today…and we’re celebrating it here with the above beautiful addition, just a couple of days old. Many treat their mum to breakfast in bed ...
claridges chicken pie recipe

Claridge’s Chicken Pie

“When I die I don’t want to go to heaven … I want to go to Claridge’s.” -Spencer Tracey   Claridge’s is a famous London hotel founded in 1812 in Mayfa...
recipe for black velvet cake

An alcoholic Irish cake for Maisie

It's St Patrick's Day today.... so something Irish I created this cake from the basic recipe for Black Velvet cake – a dark Guinness and chocolate cake toppe...